Natasha Thahane U-turns — claims she got R350k from DSAC and 'absolves' Baleka Mbete

'I did not receive R1 million from Mam' Baleka Mbete or the department of Department of Sport, Arts and Culture,' Natasha said in a recorded official statement video.

2021-12-01 11:11:00 AM

'I did not receive R1 million from Mam' Baleka Mbete or the department of Department of Sport, Arts and Culture,' Natasha said in a recorded official statement video.

'I did not receive R1 million from Mam' Baleka Mbete or the department of Department of Sport, Arts and Culture,' Natasha said in a recorded official statement video.

claimed that her words were taken out of context.“I did not receive R1 million from Mam Baleka Mbethe or the department of Department of Sport, Arts and Culture,” she said.Natahsa said she approached the politician for adviseabout funding optionswhen they were in the same building after she had been accepted by the New York film school.  

“She then advised me to explore the Department of Sports and Arts and Culture because they have got funding opportunities. That was my first conversation and my last conversation with her. She did not make any calls on my behalf and did not send any emails on my behalf and I apologise for diluting the entire scenario because I made it seem like I had a personal relationship with her.”

Natasha went on to say that after her funding application was approved by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture she only received R350 000 for her first semester towards her tuition and got help from a family member for the rest of her tuition.

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failed grade 11 LO also a liar never believe this Poor journalism imagine Natasha 1st interview said she received roughly 1 million then made a statement and break down the amount 1st R350K 2nd R315K 3rd R35K thats Total of R700K wch is surely indeed almost 1 Million the only U-Turn was about Calling Mma Beleka

We believe you Who came up with a story of a million? Don't lie to the nation. Anyway you received what deserving and disadvantaged boys and girls never had. It's all about connections (family) Journalists are very lazy these days. They no longer report real news they are all about social media no research no facts just take whatever Is on social media and report it so disappointing.

Maimane calls on minister to clarify Natasha Thahane funding from governmentActress Natasha Thahane revealed she received more than R1m in funds from government after reaching out to former National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete. That's our money, and as tax payers, we have a right to know what was the money used for...or did she simply get it because she's a so-called celebrity with friends in Govt? It pains my heart to know that kids of diplomats exploits state resources like this and get away with it while we gotta fill in a thousand forms to receive funding from the state SMH NatashaMillion Gladsomeone is asking the question of government!

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